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Information About Heroin Addiction Recovery

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A heroin habit can quickly become a force of its own within the course of a person's daily life. As of the first dose of the drug, heroin's effects on brain function slowly take over the user's thoughts, behaviors and overall attitude towards self and others.

For most addicts, the decision to enter heroin addiction recovery comes after much turmoil and distress. After so many failed attempts to stop using, the need for professional help becomes painfully apparent.

At this point, you're well aware of how chronic heroin use can wreak havoc on a person's mental and physical well-being, so there are no real shortcuts to be had in the heroin addiction recovery process.

Knowing what to expect along the way can better prepare you for the process that heroin addiction recovery entails.

Things you should know about heroin addiction recovery

Heroin Addiction Recovery is a Process

For most people, addiction develops in stages over time, starting with physical dependency and progressing to a psychological dependency. Undoing heroin's damaging effects takes time and considerable effort. The sooner a person accepts this truth the easier the heroin addiction recovery process will be.

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Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) could be forwarded to SAMHSA or a verified treatment provider. Calls are routed based on availability and geographic location.

The Heroin.org helpline is free, private, and confidential. There is no obligation to enter treatment. In some cases, Heroin.org could charge a small cost per call, to a licensed treatment center, a paid advertiser, this allows Heroin.org to offer free resources and information to those in need. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses.